Understanding and Treating Male Breast Enlargement Welcome to Laragh Medical, your trusted partner in comprehensive health care. This page is dedicated to providing you with detailed information about gynecomastia—a condition characterised by the enlargement of breast tissue in boys and men. Our goal is to offer guidance, support, and expert medical solutions for those affected by this condition.

What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a common condition that causes the breast tissue in males to swell and become larger than normal. It can affect one or both breasts, sometimes unevenly. While gynecomastia can occur at any age, it is most commonly seen in newborns, during puberty, and in older age due to normal hormonal changes.


The condition is primarily attributed to an imbalance between the hormones oestrogen and testosterone. Oestrogen causes breast tissue to grow, and while all men produce some oestrogen, those with gynecomastia have higher levels than usual. This imbalance can be due to natural changes in hormone levels, but other causes may include:
  • Use of certain medications
  • Health conditions affecting hormonal balance
  • Use of anabolic steroids or androgens
  • Alcohol and substance use
  • Obesity, which can increase oestrogen levels
  • Symptoms

Symptoms of gynecomastia include:

  • Swollen breast gland tissue
  • Breast tenderness
  • In some cases, discharge from one or both nipples
If you experience these symptoms, we encourage you to seek medical advice for a comprehensive evaluation.


Diagnosis begins with a thorough medical history and physical examination. In some cases, additional tests such as blood tests or imaging studies (e.g., mammograms) may be recommended to rule out other conditions.

Treatment at Laragh Medical

Treatment for gynecomastia varies based on the underlying cause and the severity of the condition. Many cases, especially those occurring during puberty, may resolve without treatment over time. When treatment is necessary, options may include:

Medical Management

Addressing the underlying cause (e.g., adjusting medications) or prescribing medications to balance hormone levels.


For persistent or severe gynecomastia, surgical options such as liposuction or mastectomy may be considered to remove excess breast tissue.

Compassionate Care Every Step of the Way

At Laragh Medical, we understand the physical and emotional impact of gynecomastia. Our team of healthcare professionals is dedicated to providing compassionate care tailored to your individual needs. From the initial consultation through treatment and follow-up, we are here to support you on your journey to well-being.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of gynecomastica, we encourage you to contact us today to schedule a consultation. At Laragh Medical, you will find a team committed to excellence in healthcare and patient support.